2018 EFCA TX-OK ANNUAL

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

BREAKOUT session info

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 Timothy Warren, Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries, DTS

Timothy Warren, Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries, DTS

HOLDING HERMENEUTICAL INTEGRITY & EVANGELISTIC FIDELITY IN PASTORAL EQUILIBRIUM

Room 309

8:30am & 10:45am

Learn how to preach every text faithfully while avoiding a sub-Christian ministry and including the gospel in every preaching service

 Greg Fell, Superintendent, Rocky Mountain District

Greg Fell, Superintendent, Rocky Mountain District

CHURCH SAFETY & SECURITY

Room 305B

8:30am & 10:45am

Learn how to handle critical incidents, how to identify potential threats and deescalate dangerous situations, and how to determine additional training and resources for building a Safety and Security Team.

 Bill Yuhasz, Pastor, Grace Church (Allen)

Bill Yuhasz, Pastor, Grace Church (Allen)

KNOWN LEGACY: BECOMING WHO GOD DESIGNED YOU TO BECOME AND HELPING OTHERS DO THE SAME

Room 305A

8:30am & 10:45am

We were made for more than just existing and making it through this life. Instead, we have been called to an abundant life through Christ (John 10:10).  Understanding this reality is important not only for us, but for the impact on the legacy we leave behind. This will be an encouraging and challenging session to help each person understand their value as a child of God and give clarity to the journey they are on. 

 Paul Pettit, Director of Placement & Adjunct Professor, DTS

Paul Pettit, Director of Placement & Adjunct Professor, DTS

PRACTICING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN MINISTRY

Room 306

8:30am & 10:45am

What does it mean to “read a room?” Why do I feel angry after most staff meetings? Why do I keep letting people “walk all over me”? “I thought I was being nice to her….turns out she accused me of being patronizing!” What is Emotional Intelligence and why is it critical for those of us in ministry? This session is hands-on and practical. You will leave with insights on understanding your own and other’s emotions. Understanding and implementing emotionally intelligent “best practices” can make or break you in ministry.

 Barry Jones, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, DTS

Barry Jones, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, DTS

LIFE WITH GOD FOR THE WORLD: A MISSIONAL APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Room 115

8:30am & 10:45am

Spiritual formation and mission belong together like breathing in and breathing out. The breathing in is intimately connected to our experience of God’s personal presence. It is life lived with God. The breathing out involves our participation in God’s just reign. It is life lived for the sake of the world. This session will show how these two—spirituality and mission—are intimately bound up with one another, like inhaling and exhaling. It will offer insights into how to cultivate this missional spirituality in our own lives and in the lives of those we lead.

 Wes Tarbox, Pastor of Youth Ministries, Grace Church (Allen)

Wes Tarbox, Pastor of Youth Ministries, Grace Church (Allen)

THERE’S NO “I” IN “TEAM”…FROM STRANDED TO SUPPORTEd

Room 308

8:30am & 10:45am

  • Session One:  Developing, Growing, and Maintaining Community within Ministry 
  • Session Two: Small Groups within a Youth Ministry  

Going it alone in ministry is impossible, yet not uncommon.  Youth Ministry can become a silo, leaving us with poorly functioning and underdeveloped leadership teams, and lack of personnel and financial support.  Moving from feeling/being separated to a state of unity and community within the entire body is critical, not only for the Youth Ministry as a whole, but for each teenager. This models for them Christ-like oneness and encourages them to strive for the same.